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Junior L Bucher


Shot down by fighters and crashed at Colrade on a mission to Klein Machow, Berlin on 6 Mar 1944 in B-17F #42-30170 'The Pride of the Century', Prisoner of War (POW).


Units served with

  • 100th Bomb Group

    100th Bomb Group

    "The Bloody Hundredth", so-called because of a reputation for losing a high number aircraft and crews, flew B-17s from Thorpe Abbotts, Norfolk. Their losses were not the highest of any Eighth Air Force Group but on several occasions the Group lost many...

  • 349th Bomb Squadron


Associated Place


Event Location Date
Born Cottnwood Falls, Kansas, USA
Prisoner of War (POW) Tychow, Poland 6 March 1944

Stalag Luft 4 Gross-Tychow (formerly Heydekrug) Pomerania, Prussia (moved to Wobbelin Bei Ludwigslust) (To Usedom Bei Savenmunde) 54-16


Date Contributor Update
23 December 2020 21:30:53 jmoore43 Changes to unit associations

Added a connection to the 100th BG listed in the A/C description.

Date Contributor Update
23 December 2020 20:50:03 jmoore43 Changes to service number, events and place associations

Added POW camp info to the POW event and a S/N from WW2 POW records at the National Archives (NARA).
Added a connection to Stalag Luft 4 per WW2 POW records at the National Archives (NARA).

Date Contributor Update
19 April 2020 21:42:44 jmoore43 Changes to biography

Added a "-" to the A/C serial number in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.

Date Contributor Update
24 January 2018 12:10:24 general ira snapsorter Changes to surname, biography and events

Merged with duplicate entry to include details from:
- the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia ;
- MACR 3015;
- Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:17:41 AAM AAM ingest

MACR 3015 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database